Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Benefits
a gentle essential oil that even babies could use
Roman Chamomile essential oil benefits include a long history of use and is considered one of the safest and gentlest essential oils around. Because of its long list of benefits and safe usage, it is often the oil that is most used in aromatherapy.
For the emotional side of us, this Chamomile calms the nervous system and induces sleep. Known to have a balancing effect on the menstrual cycle and act as a gentle anti-depressant and stress reliever.
Some of its valuable properties include being an anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and anti-bacterial. Reported to prevent and ease spasms and pain, while settling digestion and being a liver tonic. The pain relief that it is reputed to control is for headaches, toothache, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and neuralgia. For our intestinal tract, indigestion, nausea and flatulence can all be benefited. Roman Chamomile flower tea is very popular and can be found in almost any supermarket.
Great for skin conditions too. Can be used on rashes, inflammation, cuts, boils, allergies, insect bites, and chilblains. All treatable with a cool compress of this Chamomile water (recipe below).
As wonderful as the Roman Chamomile essential oil benefits are, there are a couple of considerations, such as not using in the first three months of pregnancy, and has actually caused dermatitis in some.
If you can't find Roman Chamomile, our could use German Chamomile as a suitable substitute. Yet Chamomile (a non-specified variety with the latin name of 'Maroc Ormenis Multicaulis') is not really a true Chamomile. Look for "Chamaemelum nobile".
Here is a recipe for a compress to relieve a variety of concerns. You would use this cold for: rashes, cuts, headaches, sprains or swelling. Or, a hot or warm compress would be for: arthritic or rheumatic pain, boils, abscesses, earache or toothache.
Repeat until area is feeling better.
For teething pain: